'AMICO DELLA COSTA' DERRILL KERRICK AND HIS WIFE KATHY HAD AN AMAZING ADVENTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA. DERRILL IS A RENOWNED GEOLOGY PROFESSOR EMERITUS WHO HAS WRITTEN SEVERAL BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT. HE IS ALSO A SANTA CRUZ HIGH SCHOOL AND SAN JOSE STATE GRADUATE. ' THE 'GRAN BLAGGATORE' THOUGHT THAT HIS FELLOW 'BLAGGATORI' MIGHT ENJOY WHAT DERRILL HAD TO SAY.
We just returned from an amazing four-week trip to South Africa. This included completing my scuba certification (open water), four fantastic days in a safari camp near Kruger National Park (saw a leopard kill an impala!), and (the most awesome of all) watching great white sharks from a submerged cage attached to a boat. We have hundreds of digital pictures and a dynamic DVD of the shark cage experience (made by a professional photographer).
On our South African trip this was a moment (photo above) when I soiled my underwear. I am in the front of the boat and my South African buddy (Russell Sweeney) is in the back...with a spear. Apparently the shark got indigestion from eating the front part of the boat...this saved us. "Amico della Costa" Derrill Kerrick
LNC: The top photo of Derrill, Kathy and your 'Gran Blaggatore' was taken last year at our initial book signing at the Agnus Dei Christian Book Store in Santa Cruz. Kathy is the good looking one in the center.